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Obamacare Canít Be the GOPís 2014 Silver Bullet
National Review ^ | 03/06/2014 | By John McLaughlin & Jim McLaughlin

Posted on 03/06/2014 7:50:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democratcare; donkeycare; elections; jackasscare; obamacare; silverbullet
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1 posted on 03/06/2014 7:50:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Whats the matter with a friggen’ tax break?


2 posted on 03/06/2014 7:53:06 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

IMHO, conservatives need to convey the message that they are not simply naysayers and obstructionists, but that we have good ideas and specific plans that will work in all areas for (almost) everybody.

The message must be simple and consistent, with a unifying theme that appeals to the majority.

“Freedom” works for me.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 7:56:38 AM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: SeekAndFind

Grandma, the daughter of your highschool basketball coach, and the man your wife buys her hearing aids from didn’t all die from cut off medical care with those other things. Right there at home where they could talk about it. Not far away in a foreign land.

Dozens of other people you know weren’t also seriously affected even though they didn’t die.

It’s pretty damned stupid not to immediately recognize that there is no rational parallel.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 7:58:09 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: skeeter
RE: Whats the matter with a friggen’ tax break?

Unfortunately, you are asking from the point of view of a TAXPAYER.

The number of people in this country who pay NO taxes is approaching 50%. Try convincing these people that tax cuts are necessary... Why would they care as long as someone else is paying their goodies?


5 posted on 03/06/2014 7:58:27 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

You’ve pointed out the “entitlement army”

They are a difficult foe....


6 posted on 03/06/2014 8:00:53 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind

But what’s the point of showing just income taxes?


7 posted on 03/06/2014 8:02:29 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: SeekAndFind
I was disappointed when Romney backed away from his 47% comment. It was what the current idiot in the White House would call a 'teachable moment'.

The democrats have torn the country apart, dividing it into a dozen groups to get their votes. Why won't the republicans speak for the taxpayers?

8 posted on 03/06/2014 8:03:28 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Should be Obama & Reid’s lawless actions and incompetence.

Not the number or “fact of” his exec actions, but the lawlessness of the content.

His 30 dictatorial revisions to Congressionally enacted Obamacare.

His failure in economic and foreign policy.

His failure in Benghazi.

His abuse of the IRS to target his political opponents.

His villinization of the Energy industry.


9 posted on 03/06/2014 8:06:17 AM PST by G Larry (Did You Like That Better?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks for the many factoids!


10 posted on 03/06/2014 8:08:03 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Win BIG this fall and then IMPEACH & Prosecute


11 posted on 03/06/2014 8:08:26 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: SeekAndFind

The Democrats are going to say that they will fix Obamacare while the Republicans will repeal it, leaving you (the voter) high and dry. At the best, Obama will veto the repeal and there will be no fix coming. Vote for us because we’ll stick it to the fat cat Republicans and make them pay their fair share.

I don’t know that it’ll work but with the press 99% behind them, they’ve a chance. Remember, the divisions in the Republican Party will cause a lot of conservatives to stay home especially if the elite win the primaries like in the Texas primary.


12 posted on 03/06/2014 8:12:13 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: SeekAndFind; C. Edmund Wright
That’s what Mitt Romney’s campaign thought, in theory, about the economy, that it would be a “silver-bullet issue” to the exclusion of security and other issues. It didn’t work.

'lol!' ping. First, Mitt's campaign did squat in fighting anything of the 0bama agenda, much less 0bamacare. He had one good initial debate and then went into rope-a-dope mode and lost because of it.

To say nothing of what a flawed candidate he was. Repeal of 0bamacare and instituting fiscal sanity once again is a "silver-bullet issue"!

13 posted on 03/06/2014 8:13:32 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind
The number of people in this country who pay NO taxes is approaching 50%.

Can you say "Tipping Point"? I am John Galt!

14 posted on 03/06/2014 8:15:42 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have said it before and I will say it again. All in against Obamacare is a HUGE mistake. It just isn’t that unpopular and very few want it repealed. There are many good issues with which to Hammer the Dims. I’m not saying Obamacare should be ignored. Of course not. But, standing alone this is a loser. Yeah, we’ll probably hold the House and stand a 60-40 chance of picking up the Senate, but that has MUCH more to do with where the Senate races are held and Gerrymandering than it does with some wholesale hatred of Obamacare.

But. Hey. The GOP doesn’t pay me to run anything. All I know is they have been screwing up elections for awhile now and that theyare aiding America’s lurch Left.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 8:18:19 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: SeekAndFind
In our poll 20 percent of all voters nationally disapprove of Obama but do not yet say they’ll vote to elect Republicans to Congress. These voters will decide the November election.

In other words, our fate is in the hands of people who don't necessarily like Obama, but are bound and determined to keep getting their free stuff.

Swell.


16 posted on 03/06/2014 8:20:19 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Eccl 10:2

EXACTLY! But ... they won’t do it. We don’t even do it here. Being against Obama is not the same as being against EVERYTHING Obama supports regardless. The latter will not work. But, hey. When we are sitting here in 2016 with Hildabeast in the White House, Obamacare rolling along, Dems controlling the House and the Dims with a 61 seat majority in the Senate maybe it will be apparent.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 8:21:33 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Eccl 10:2
The message must be simple and consistent, with a unifying theme that appeals to the majority.

How about "incompetency" as the unifying theme? Obama and his people give multiple examples every day. The Republicans could pound on this theme from multiple fronts with Obamacare acting as the crown jewel in the strategy.

I think the IRS hearings have potential to be dynamite if Issa can get a break. When this first came out, I heard a group of my colleagues who are hard-core Obama supporters express concern that their man (or his people) might have played dirty political tricks with the IRS. I was clear from their discussion that if proven they were ready to abandon Obama (a couple even said so and no one walked them back from the ledge). These people are politically misguided but generally not hypocritical and the actions were too Nixonian in their eyes to be tolerated. If Obama and his administration get tied to this, he'd lose a significant part of his base.

18 posted on 03/06/2014 8:23:35 AM PST by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: SeekAndFind

20 percent of all voters nationally disapprove of Obama but do not yet say they’ll vote to elect Republicans to Congress.
Talk about a need to clean out the voting pool.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 8:28:09 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: CommerceComet

How about “incompetency” as the unifying theme? Obama and his people give multiple examples every day. The Republicans could pound on this theme from multiple fronts with Obamacare acting as the crown jewel in the strategy.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

While true, such a theme would only frame us as bitter losers, IMHO. The message needs to be one to attract voters to us, not simply repel voters from them. Big difference.

You can pull on a rope, but you can’t push on it.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 8:28:48 AM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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